Do you want to get the very most out of your WordCamp San Francisco experience, see how it looks from “the inside,” and be part of an amazing team of people making it a success? Then you should sign up to one of the revered rockstars better known as WordCamp San Francisco Volunteers!
There are a variety of volunteer opportunities, each with different time commitments, experience requirements, and logistics. There are only two requirements for ALL volunteers, regardless of the job or duration: be reliable and be friendly. If that sounds like you, fill out the volunteer application form to express your interest in volunteering and our fabulous volunteer coordinator, Cat Rymer, will get back to you to discuss making it happen.
Want to know more about what you’d actually be doing as a volunteer? Check out the list below to see more details about the different volunteer opportunities:
Registration – Check in registered attendees and hand out name tags. Being really awesome with alphabetical order helps here.
Happiness Bar – Help other WordPress users with their sites. Only available to volunteers with demonstrated WordPress prowess.
Room Runners – Work with the emcees, video people, speakers, and everyone else working in the room to keep things running smoothly. Make sure there’s water for speakers, and provide support as needed for other event staff.
Casual Runners – Handle the unexpected things that always seem to happen at events.
Time Keepers – Keep things running on time. Always have one eye on the clock and give speakers a heads up when they are down to 10 and 5 minutes, and let them know when their time is up.
Green Room Guards – Watch over a safe place for speakers and volunteers to leave their stuff while they run around. We need people to sit outside of these rooms (maybe an hour or two at a time?) to guard everyone’s stuff.
Airport Pickups – Pickup speakers from the airport and take them to their hotels or local lodging. These volunteers must have reliable cars, insurance, and safe driving practices.
Pre-event Prep – Help out with some of tasks that need to happen in the days leading up to WordCamp San Francisco.
Miscellaneous Prep – Dole out random assistance here and there, as needed – running errands, etc.
So there you have it! A volunteer opportunity for everyone. Now head on over to the volunteer form and let us know how you want to help! Expect an email/phone call to determine the best use of your personal expertise. And thank you in advance for helping to make WordCamp San Francisco awesome!